According to CNN, a representative of the US embassy in China reported about the “weak, uncertain and at the same time abnormal sound influences” he had experienced. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained in turn that such symptoms of “sound attacks” are very similar to those that American diplomats experienced in Cuba in 2016-2017. Researchers from the United States have not yet uncovered the cause of strange sounds that caused nausea and dizziness in the embassy staff.
However, in China, events develop in a slightly different scenario. According to CNN, only one employee of the US embassy experienced similar symptoms in Guangzhou at the end of 2017, which lasted until April 2018. Returning to his homeland, he underwent a survey.
According to ProPublica, a nonprofit organization specializing in investigative journalism, one diplomat in China and 31 in Cuba were attacked, eight of them citizens of Canada. As a result of the investigation, the US intelligence services did not confirm the involvement of their Cuban counterparts in organizing these “attacks”. So what's the deal?
The first version is unknown sound devices. But the question immediately arises: Why (primarily in connection with the Cuban episode) the “attack” was exclusively American diplomats, while members of their families and the nearest neighbors did not feel anything?
The second version – insecticides. Possible cause could be permethrin – a popular in Cuba remedy for the destruction of mosquitoes, causing nausea. However, according to a report from Cuban sources, this insecticide is not used in such a high concentration.
The third version is anxiety caused by stress. Stress can manifest itself as a physical symptom, which under certain conditions, like an infection, spreads to others.
As it turned out, all the above problems among diplomats can arise everywhere. As a result of the “Cuban” incident, all the injured American diplomats were replaced. Perhaps investigating the case with their colleague in China will somehow clarify this situation.js.src = “&version=v2.8”; 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));